The research completed under this project was directed toward the development of basic analytical methods using computer simulation for highway bridges, pavements, and similar structures. This report presents a summary of the major computer developments made during the course of the project. Each development is described briefly and those that are of continuing importance are explained in more detail. The three major areas of development that are included are for line members, two-dimensional plane frames, and plates and grids. These areas encompass most of the structural problems encountered by design engineers. Research investigators in other areas and engineers of the Texas Highway Department are currently using a number of the completed developments in their daily work. Experimental and other analytical comparisons have shown that very satisfactory results can be obtained and thus lend confidence to application of the computer programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project was sponsored by the Texas Highway Department, Planning and Research Division, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. Research Study Title: "Development of Methods for Computer Simulation of Beam- Columns and Grid-Beam and Slab Systems.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • Panak, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 56-29F Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: Res. Study 3-5-63-56
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM